Mailer, Norman - Prose & Criticism
The Fight
The Fight
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986121
In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.
The Armies of the Night: History As a Novel/the Novel As History
The Armies of the Night
History As a Novel/the Novel As History
Paperback      ISBN: 0452272793
The novelists interpretes and dramatizes the October 1967 anti-war demonstration in Washington and the issues and politics involved
Norman Mailer: Collected Essays of the 1960s
Norman Mailer
Collected Essays of the 1960s
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598535595
Politics, war, sex, boxing, and the art of writing: an era's most controversial writer at his slashing and provocative best The electric and fearless essays of Norman Mailer were essential to the intellectual climate of 1960s America. Here, gathered into one volume for the first time by acclaimed Mailer biographer J. Michael Lennon, are all the essential essays from the classic collections The Presidential Papers (1963), Cannibals and Christians (1966), and Existential Errands (1972), each a fascinating window on one of the most extraordinary and tumultuous decades in the nation's history. A self-appointed exorcist of the culture's demons and an unrestrained mythologizer of his own identity, Mailer contemplated and often skewered icons of politics and literature, charted psychosexual undercurrents and covert power plays, and gloried in the exercise of a pugnacious prose style that was all his own. Whether writing about Jackie Kennedy or Sonny Liston, the realist tradition in America or the internal culture wars of the Republican Party, the death of Ernest Hemingway or the battle against censorship, Mailer was always ready to intervene in what he called "the years of the plague."
The Executioner's Song
The Executioner's Song
Paperback      ISBN: 0375700811
Reconstructs the crime and fate of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer who sought his own execution in Utah, based on taped interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and law-enforcement officials.
The Castle in the Forest
The Castle in the Forest
Paperback      ISBN: 0812978498
A mysterious SS man offers an insightful glimpse of the life and career of Adolf Hitler, revealing a unique perspective on his family, his childhood and adolescence, and the evolution of the man who became the personification of evil, in a panoramic novel that explores the essence of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Harlot's Ghost
Harlot's Ghost
Paperback      ISBN: 0345379659
As the protege of the legendary intelligence officer Hugh Tremont Montague--known as Harlot--Harry Hubbard is transformed by his life of subterfuge and delusion and is drawn into a life of moral purpose. Reprint. NYT. PW.
An American Dream
An American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 081298613x
In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner’s Song. As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go. Praise for An American Dream “Perhaps the only serious New York novel since The Great Gatsby.
The Time of Our Time
The Time of Our Time
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375500979
Coincident with the fiftieth anniversary of his first book, The Naked and the Dead, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers chronicles his career and his times through interrelated passages taken from his works. 35,000 first printing.
The Time of Our Time
The Time of Our Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0375754911
One of the twentieth century's greatest writers chronicles his career and his times through interrelated passages taken from his works
Ancient Evenings
Ancient Evenings
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986067
Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer’s reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. Praise for Ancient Evenings “Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt.